Lemon is a citrus fruit that is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help to boost the immune system and fight off infection. While there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of lemon specifically for treating fever, some people believe that drinking lemon water can help to reduce fever symptoms. Here are a few ways you can use lemon to help with a fever:
- Lemon water: Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a glass of warm water and add a little honey for taste. Sipping on this throughout the day may help to reduce fever symptoms.
- Lemon tea: Boil a cup of water and add a few slices of lemon and a spoonful of honey. Allow the tea to steep for a few minutes before drinking it.
- Lemon and honey: Mix the juice of half a lemon with a spoonful of honey and take it twice a day.
- Lemon and ginger: Mix the juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of grated ginger and a spoonful of honey. Take it twice a day.
It’s important to note that lemon should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment and you should see a healthcare professional if you have a fever. High fever, over 101F (38.3C) or if you have other symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention. Drinking fluids, getting plenty of rest, and taking over-the-counter medication can also help to manage fever symptoms.